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Risperdal 1mg Tablet

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Risperdal 1 MG Description

Risperdal 1 mg Tablet is most commonly used for the treatment of schizophrenia and moderate to severe manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder. It also aids in the short-term treatment of pers

istent aggression in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer's dementia. Risperdal 1 mg Tablet belongs to the therapeutic classification of antipsychotics. The active component of Risperdal 1 mg Tablet is risperidone. Risperdal 1 mg Tablet is a prescription medicine, and should be taken exactly as suggested by the physician. Consult your physician immediately if you experience any side effects, worsening of your condition, or allergic side effects. Continue taking the Risperdal 1 mg Tablet for as long as your doctor recommends. It is essential to complete the prescribed course of treatment. Do not give the medicine to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms or condition as you. Do not stop taking the medicine suddenly without consulting your doctor, as it can cause withdrawal effects like worsening of your condition. Your doctor may taper the dosage gradually based on your medical condition before stopping it completely.


Product Summary

Offer Price₹95.56
You Save₹7.19 (7% on MRP)
ContainsRisperidone(1.0 Mg)
UsesSchizophrenia, Bipolar disorders
Side effectsSedation, Sleep disturbances (insomnia), Somnolence, Headache, Vomiting, Nausea, Muscle spasms, Tremor, Blurred vision
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Uses of Risperdal 1 MG

  • Risperdal 1 mg Tablet is used in,
  • Treatment of schizophrenia
  • Treatment of bipolar disorders

Contraindications of Risperdal 1 MG

  • If you have risperidone hypersensitivity or an allergy to any other ingredients present in Risperdal 1 mg Tablet.

Side effects of Risperdal 1 MG

  • Sedation
  • Sleep disturbances (insomnia)
  • Somnolence
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tremor
  • Blurred vision

Precautions and Warnings of Risperdal 1 MG



Can I take Risperdal 1 mg Tablet during pregnancy?
Risperdal 1 mg Tablets are not recommended during pregnancy. It can cause side effects like agitation, hypertonia, hypotonia, tremor, somnolence, respiratory distress, and feeding disorder in the baby. Consult your doctor before using Risperdal 1 mg Tabs. Do inform the doctor about your pregnancy or intention to conceive at the time of consultation.

Breast Feeding

Can I take a Risperdal 1 mg Tablet while breastfeeding?
It may be unsafe to use Risperdal 1 mg Tablet while breastfeeding. Since this medicine can get excreted into breast milk. You must seek medical consultation to decide whether to discontinue nursing or discontinue the medicine.


Can I drive if I have taken Risperdal 1 mg Tablet?
No. It is not advisable to drive or operate any heavy machinery that requires high mental alertness if you are taking Risperdal 1 mg Tablets. It can cause side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, and blurred vision. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.


Can I consume alcohol with the Risperdal 1 mg Tablet?
Risperdal 1 mg Tablets should not be used with alcohol. Interaction of alcohol with this medicine can cause increased dizziness, drowsiness, and may potentiate CNS depressant effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are breastfeeding or pregnant.
  • You conceive during the course of Risperdal 1 mg Tablets or are planning a pregnancy.
  • Your symptoms do not get resolved, or your condition worsens.
  • You have long term cardiac, liver, and kidney disease.
  • You have an addiction to alcohol or medicines.
  • You have a history of depression or anxiety.

Mode of Action of Risperdal 1 MG

How Does It Work?

Risperdal 1 mg Tablet exerts its mechanism of action by acting on certain chemical neurotransmitters in the brain that help regulate mood and depression. Dopamine is a chemical messenger between neuro...
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Directions for Use of Risperdal 1 MG

  • Take the Risperdal 1 mg Tablet exactly as directed by your doctor.
  • Risperdal 1 mg Tablet can be taken with food.
  • Swallow Risperdal 1 mg Tablet as a whole with a glass of water. Do not break, chew, or crush it.
  • For optimal pharmacological effects, take Risperdal 1 mg Tabs at the same time every day for the prescribed period.
  • Do not discontinue or alter the dosage of Risperdal 1 mg Tab without consulting the doctor.
  • Do not use it post the date of expiry stated on the label.

Interactions of Risperdal 1 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • To avoid undesirable side effects associated with medicine interaction, inform your doctor about all medicines and health supplements you are currently taking.
  • Risperdal 1 mg Tablet can cause adverse reactions when taken with the following medicines:
  • Interaction with Class IA antiarrhythmics (such as quinidine, disopyramide and procainamide) and Class III antiarrhythmics (such as amiodarone and sotalol) and citalopram cause an increased QTc level,...
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  • Interaction with tricyclic antidepressants like amoxapine, amitriptyline can cause Central Nervous system Depressant effects.
  • Interaction with levodopa can impair the antiparkinson effect of levodopa.

Interactions with food items

  • There are no known adverse interactions of Risperdal 1 mg Tabs with food. Unless your physician suggests, there is no need to avoid any particular type of food or drink when taking Risperdal 1 mg Tabl...
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Storage and disposal of Risperdal 1 MG

Store Risperdal 1 mg Tablet at room temperature below 30℃ in an airtight container, away from the reach of children and pets at home. Keep the Risperdal 1 mg Tablet away from direct sunlight, heat, an...
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Dosage of Risperdal 1 MG


The symptoms of an overdose of Risperdal 1 mg Tablet can be drowsiness, sedation, increased heart rate, and decreased blood pressure. In case of an overdose of Risperdal 1 mg Tablet, seek emergency me...
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Missed a Dose

Take the missed dose of Risperdal 1 mg Tablet just and when you remember. If the gap is too long or it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you have missed and continue with the regular sc...
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Content Details


Dr. Reddy Moulika

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MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Are Risperdal 1 mg Tablets safe for elderly people?

A: Elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with antipsychotic medicines like Risperdal 1 mg Tablets are at an increased risk of life-threatening side effects. It is usually not recommended for the treatment of patients with dementia-related psychosis. Also, they are more prone to renal and hepatic impairment that can affect the clearance of the medicine from the body. Caution should be maintained in such cases.

Q: Are Risperdal 1 mg Tablets addictive?

A: No habit-forming tendencies were reported with Risperdal 1 mg tablets.

Q: For how long should you be taking Risperdal 1 mg Tablets?

A: Your doctor will decide the duration of treatment with Risperdal 1 mg Tablets. You should not stop using Risperdal 1 mg Tablets unless advised by your doctor. It is important to continue with your medication, even if you feel better. Abrupt cessation of this medicine can cause withdrawal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, sweating, and insomnia.
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